Urological Research

, Volume 13, Issue 3, pp 143–148

The screening of more than 2,000 schoolgirls for bacteriuria using an automated fluorescence microscopy system

  • R. Manson
  • J. Scholefield
  • R. J. Johnston
  • R. Scott
Originals

DOI: 10.1007/BF00256077

Cite this article as:
Manson, R., Scholefield, J., Johnston, R.J. et al. Urol. Res. (1985) 13: 143. doi:10.1007/BF00256077

Summary

After initial evaluation of a manual fluorescence microscopy system on a variety of urines the method was automated and subsequently tested in a population survey of urinary tract infection in schoolgirls. This automated Bactoscan system allowed a rapid analysis of urine samples and with the introduction of modifications to the staining protocol it correctly eliminated 91% of samples as being not significantly infected.

Key words

BacteriuriaRapid detectionAcridine OrangeFluorescenceBactoscan

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Manson
    • 1
  • J. Scholefield
    • 1
  • R. J. Johnston
    • 1
  • R. Scott
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Bioscience Biotechnology, Food Science Division, Rapid Methods Microscopy UnitUniversity of StrathclydeGlasgow
  2. 2.Department of UrologyRoyal InfirmaryGlasgowUK